Tracking Forums, Newsgroups, Maling Lists
Home Scripts Tutorials Tracker Forums
  Advanced Search
  HOME    TRACKER    Excel


Make A Formula Output A Blank Cell?

I want my formula to output a blank cell if the answer is 0. Ex. [B1=IF(A1=0, ???, A1)]. I want B1 = A1 if A1 is not 0. I want B1 to output a blank cell if A1 = 0.

View Complete Thread with Replies

Sponsored Links:

Related Forum Messages:
Formula To Make Cell Blank Instead Of Zero
I am looking for a formula that will work with my current formula, and check that cells a1 and b1 contains information. If they do contain info then the original formula should carry on as usual and leave the answer in cell c1. I also need it so when no information has been entered in cells A1 and B1, C1 will be blank instead of containing a zero.

This is the formula I have at the moment:
=IF(SUM(A1=0,B1>0),B1-A1,"No Charge?")


View Replies!   View Related
If/then To Make Cell Blank
I am using a “borrowed” formula from a coworker that I do not really understand however it is working for me, sort of.


What this does is read the range of cells and immediately fails a quality check if it is in a critical cell, or fails if multiple non critical items fail.

I want to use an if/then to make cell blank if there is no data in one particular cell (which means no quality inspection performed). Here is what I tried:


The leaving the cell blank part of the formula works however it allows the remainder of the formula to only work if “fail” appears in the first cell it reads (in this case V18). If the “fail” appears in any of the other critical cells, it does not work at all.

Also as a side project not sure what the substituting to $R$2 does so if anyone knows how to clean this up, let me know.

View Replies!   View Related
Make Cell Apear Blank
I have 2 worksheets, i have one sheet that has a form with lists, when nothing is selected the cells are blank. On the other sheet I have a few cells which = some of the sheets on the other worksheet. when nothing is selected, the cell displays 0 even though the cell its supposed to be displaying is blank.

View Replies!   View Related
Make A Cell Display 0 Or Remain Blank Instead Of #N/A?
How can I make a cell display 0 or remain blank instead of #N/A?

I have several cells that are either VLOOKUP or just normal sum functions but they all display #N/A.

View Replies!   View Related
Iserror: Make The Cell Go Blank With N/A Is Returned
How do I put in iserror in to this to make the cell go blank with N/A is returned. Only ever done this on vlookups. =IF(I15<E8,"TOOLING REQUIRES CALIBRATION","")

View Replies!   View Related
Make Cell Blank For Exceptions (calculating Blood Sugars)
I am calculating blood sugars for my daughter and putting them in a spreadsheet. The formula is simple:

Blood sugar - target blood sugar / 20 which yields the amount of insulin that she needs to take. I want this cell to be blank unless I enter a value in the cell above it.

Next, I take the value from that formula and add it to the amount of insulin that she takes for eating.

The value in the top formula can be 0 or less, but, if the value in the bottom one is less than 0, I want the cell to be blank.

View Replies!   View Related
Drag The Entire Thing Down And Be Able To Make It So That It Is Hidden (the Cell Is Blank)
First, I can get the balance formula, and when I drag the square at the bottom right, I am able to drag the entire formula down...I want to do that. However, when I drag it down, the number keeps popping up. I was wondering if there is a way to be able to drag the entire thing down and be able to make it so that it is hidden (the cell is blank) unless the debit or credit cell in the corresponding row is filled. Also, if possible, I want to be able to drag it down to infinity, so it can go on forever, so that there is no need to always drag it down when I add more things in it. I am attaching what I have till now.

View Replies!   View Related
Function/ Formula To Output A Cell Reference
is there a formula that would have as it's output the cell address of the
same cell where the formula has been entered.

e.g. In cell A10 I input a formula whose output is the cell reference A10.

View Replies!   View Related
Macro To Make A Cell Background Blank If It Is Not Orange Or Dark Blue?
Does anyone know how to use a macro to make a cell background blank if it is not orange or dark blue?

View Replies!   View Related
Make A Cell Blank If Another Cell Is Blank?
Make a cell blank if another cell is blank? This is my formula, it checks two dates. It is in cell M5.

View Replies!   View Related
Dividing Output Of Sumproduct Formula By Count Of Specific Cell Contents
I've got the following sumproduct formula (which seems to work):


B17 is a keyword to be found in the Product_Keywords range

I'd like to modify it so that:

ifthe cell in the range Product_Keywords also includes "," thendivide the sumproduct by the number of commas+1

Presumably I could add --(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(",",Product_Keywords) as one of the conditions,
but how would I keep track of the number of commas in the cell?

View Replies!   View Related
Make This If Formula Return A Cell Value
Heres my current formula but its justreturning text i would like it to return the cells value


View Replies!   View Related
Can I Make A Formula That Will Highlight A Cell
I have a large spreadsheet with many pieces of equipment in it. There are a few piece that I would like to highlight should thier computer license go out of date, or even better 30 days prior. I have a Feild with the Expire dates but it is at the end of the spreadsheet not in plain sight. Is there a way to make my Equipment description column highlight when the date in the other column reaches the current date (or 30 Days before). I have cut and pasted the part of the spreadsheet into a new file to make it easier to read and hid all the none important feilds.

View Replies!   View Related
Make A Cell's Values Become A Formula
I have on my Sheet named "Data" in Cell K4


The values of that cell become a formula.

I try to make a macro that pastes 'Data'!K4 into 'Data'!L3 and then have that formula functioning in cell 'Sheet1'!A31.

The problem is when I try to make a macro to do this it will always paste the values that were recorded during the macro rather than the unique formula that is created via cell 'Data'!K4 at the time.

Is there any way to have A31 actively using the values that are created with 'Data'!K4? at all times?

View Replies!   View Related
Make Part Of A Cell Bold Using A Formula??
I have a formula that combines the the text of various cells.

Is there a way to automatically make part of the cell Bold - so in this case I want the Cell B13 to appear in bold.

See formula below:

View Replies!   View Related
Make Formula Pick Up Filename From A Different Cell...
I have a formula that looks like this : ='G:STOCKS[1001 Stock.xls]Matl%'!$I$32

There are hundreds of similar formulas, all referencing different cells in the same file. The “1001” bit refers to the date, and next month it will need to say “1002” to pick up the new month's file. I would like to hold the “1002” bit in a cell (say A1), so that at month end, I just change that one cell, and all the formulas will point to the new file, but I’m not sure how to work that into the formula.

View Replies!   View Related
Make Formula Cell Appear Empty Until Data Is Entered
I'm creating a "universal-fluctuating" vendor inventory return worksheet for a auto parts store that consist of one criteria (cores, warranties, or N/R ) and will return one or two results of core cost and/or unit cost. This part of the task I have accomplished by using a drop down list for my criteria and my results will appear in two different columns using a Vlookup table. The problem is due to inventory fluctuating from cores and waranties on a month by month basis, vendor requiremnts differ for the number of units returned, and last make the boss happy on ink and papers supplies :D I was wondering if it is possible loop my code in a given column where it will move my code to the next row untill I reach a grand total?

View Replies!   View Related
N/A# Make Blank


the #N/A errors are based on the line above. Is there a way to remove the #N/A? I want to make Row B/C/D above blank

View Replies!   View Related
Make It Paste In First Blank Row
I get reports weekly that contain too much information. Using "IF - LIKE - THEN" in my macro I copy and paste only the relevent data from the new work sheet to a separate worksheet.

It works fine except, it pastes over the previous data instead of below it overwriting the old info. Please have a look at my code, How do I instruct it to paste in the first empty row?

View Replies!   View Related
Make All Blank Cells Blue?
I want to make all the cells that are outputted as blank by my formula a certain color to distinguish them from non blank cells. my current formula: [B1=IF(A1=0,"",A1)]. my guess would be to use an [AND] function but I do not know how to command a cell to change color without using the toolbar.

View Replies!   View Related
Formula Array Output
I am trying to get a list of states, based on their expiration date.

I have all 51 states listed, some states have 2, 3 or more licenses, so I created a column that I hid of the state abbreviation, for the use of formulas.

If the license expires in 30 days or less I want to display the state abbreviation. I couldnt figure out how to do an array output, so this is what I am trying to come up with.

=IF(COUNTIF('Kevin Doyle'!F5:F250, "

View Replies!   View Related
Formula Which Changes If Cell Is Blank
I have a spreadsheet which projects the amount of work on hand each week. It runs up to the end of the year and shows the estimated figures and then each week I input the actual figures. The way it works at the moment is that it looks at the estimated work on hand, adds the work on which has been received and then takes off the work that has been cleared...this then gives an estimated level of on hand work.

What I want it to do is to look at the cell which would show the actual work on hand and if thats empty then go on to look at the estimated work on hand. In other words - I want a formula that looks at a cell to see if there's a figure in it and if not uses another cell instead. I have tried: =If(u5=0,r5+y5-z5)

but when I input a figure into U5 it inputs FALSE into the cell. I don't want it to do that, I want it to look in cell U5 and if there's something there then do U5+Y5-Z5.....and if U5 is empty then do R5+Y5-Z5

View Replies!   View Related
Formula To Manage Output Orientation
Assuming I’ve the following sample data and wishing if the output data could be formatted using some excel formulas, refer to below sample.

Sample data (Sheet1):
StudentA | Lesson1
StudentA | Lesson21
StudentA | Lesson10
StudentA | Lesson5
StudentB | Lesson5
StudentB | Lesson6
StudentC | Lesson9
StudentC | Lesson8
StudentC | Lesson9
StudentC | Lesson15
StudentC | Lesson11
StudentC | Lesson30
StudentC | Lesson13
StudentD | Lesson1
StudentD | Lesson2
StudentD | Lesson3
StudentD | Lesson4
StudentD | Lesson5
StudentD | Lesson6
StudentD | Lesson7
StudentD | Lesson8

Sample output (Sheet2):
StudentA | StudentB | StudentC | StudentD
Lesson1 | Lesson5 | Lesson9 | Lesson1
Lesson21 | Lesson6 | Lesson8 | Lesson2
Lesson10..................Lesson9 | Lesson3
Lesson5....................Lesson15 | Lesson4
.................................Lesson11 | Lesson5
.................................Lesson30 | Lesson6
.................................Lesson13 | Lesson7

The sample data could be long and a lot, so it's best if the formula can be made flexible to cater for this requirement.

Please refer to the attached file for some sample data.

View Replies!   View Related
Convert Blank Formula Cell To Empty Cell
I am using a IF(ISNA(Vlookup##,##,##)),"",(Vlookup##,##,##)) function, in order to remove N/A errors. Is there anyway to convert the "" values to back to an empty cell without anything in it (i.e not text "", but empty as it was originally). I find that the file sizes are very large, when using this function, as data (although blank) is stored in each cell (i know this, because if I use cntr+arrow, it sees it as data, and not an empty area). I don't want to manually go through each cell and delete them as there is quite a bit of data (10000 rows , 2 columns, 30 tabs)

View Replies!   View Related
Running A Formula, Against The Output Of Another Formula
Need to run formula against the output of another formula, but excel is giving me an error because its seeing the formula not the output. Is there a way make excel run the formula against the output?


the formula on E1 is =DAYS360(C6,D6,TRUE)

View Replies!   View Related
Blank Cell Shows 0 Or 12:00 AM If There Is Formula
I am getting 0 or 12:00 AM when I format cell as time and put formula.

I working on timesheet using this formula (=SUMIF('2'!G4,"="&TODAY(),'2'!E17)). If date in G4 on sheet2 match with todays/current date then copy data in cell E17 to sheet3(b11).

G4 = todays date
E17 = time eg. 2:25 AM ( I have to format destination cell as time because E17 has time value

Formula works fine but when there is no data in E17 or E17 is blank then my destination cell shows 12:00 AM.

View Replies!   View Related
Formula In Cell Show Blank If Zero
I have a spreadsheet which imports data from worksheets week 1, 2 etc to a monthly summary.
Is there any way I can show a cell as blank if the return equals 0?

I'm sure the resolution is probably simple but then so am I.

View Replies!   View Related
To Return A Blank Cell In A Formula
i have IF sentence that returns either a number or a blank cell (tried using "") in a colum. This data is entered in a chart.

My problem is that that excel dont recognise the "" as a blank cell in my chart.

Is there a way to do this? i could maybe use VBA to make my own function that clear.contents if the cell value is smaler than say 1?

View Replies!   View Related
Formula To Leave A Cell Blank
Probably a simple method that i have not tried. I have a table where some cells are populated with #N/A. I am trying to work out a formula in another cell saying if the cell that contains #N/A then leave this cell blank.

View Replies!   View Related
How To Output Column Letter (not Number) With A Formula
Is there a function that will output the column letter? For example there's one I know of: =COLUMN(), which outputs column number, but not the letter. And if not, can a formula be written to output it without converting the spreadsheet to R1C1 style or using the lookup function that refers to a separate table within the spreadsheet?

View Replies!   View Related
Fill Formula To Last Blank Cell In Column
I have a formula


I need a macro to copy this to the last blank cell in the column, the last blank cell will be different each month otherwaise i would have just been able to enter a range L2:L6000.

View Replies!   View Related
Formula Cell To Be Blank (Vlookup Returning #N/A)
If it can not locate the correct responce I want it the formula cell to be blank. How do I adjust my formula to do this?

This is the forumal I am currently using

I have also tried this one as well

View Replies!   View Related
Formula To Show A Blank Cell When A SUM = Zero
On my spreadsheet i have 4 columns which are in currency format. The 5th column (total) adds the 4 up which currently looks like this - =SUM(BG44:BG45) this shows £0.00 in the 5th column.

What i need is a formula in the 5th column (total) so that when it adds up the 4 previous columns if the sum = £0.00 then the total column should show a blank cell.

View Replies!   View Related
Handling Error (#VALUE) In Formula With Blank Cell?
When I enter this formula I get a #VALUE! error. I think it's because cell AG46 has an IF formula that results in "blank" if 0. How do I fix this error so that it includes cell AG46 and if cell AG46 is blank it counts it as a zero?

=SUM(A12)-(AG46*8)(=40 is the answer I'm looking for)

View Replies!   View Related
If No Data Leave It Blank (cell Contains Formula)
A1 has a date of 03/10/07
B2 has formula =A1 + 7
I want to copy that formula down the column B2 but if
B3 is empty I get 01/07/1900
How Do I make so that if there's no date entered in
A column I get blank cells but still retain formulas,
I've been running into this issue with other formulas but I couldn't find any solution searching this forum,

View Replies!   View Related
Using IF(OR And IF(ISERROR In Same Formula: Return A Blank Cell
I am trying to fix the below formula =IF(OR(ISERROR((F26-E26)/F26),((F26-E26)/F26)=1),"",(F26-E26)/F26). If I get an error from the formula I want it to return a blank cell. If I get 1 as the answer to the formula I'd like it to return a blank cell. This formula only works if the result is 1 but won't return a blank cell if the answer is an error.

View Replies!   View Related
Formula To Compare Cells And Give Output As Txt
I know that I an probably asking for too much but I must get the formula some way. OK, I need a formula for this:

lets say I have 3 columns (A,B,C (search criteria). In each Column there is a DIFFERENT number. There is 3 more columns (D,E,F (used to compare).Each column has 3 Different numbers. If 3 numbers match between the two sets of 3 numbers I want Column G to display "CCC". IF 2 numbers match I want G to display "CCH". If 1 number is a match I want G to display "HHC". If none of the numbers match I want G to display "HHH".

I can manually do these but it will take waaaay toooooooooo much time to do. If you can do this for me it would be a great help indeed because I'm trying to do other states. With this formula I can use Automate to do a large quantity of numbers.

View Replies!   View Related
Logical Formula With Output Based On The Text Input
Sometime it’s so hard to explain what it is you are having problems with, specially in the little title. I'm trying to write a formula which should be very simple but isn’t . The formula is in box F10 if B10 has anything in it and its going to have a mixture of text and numbers (first text then numbers) then it’s should equal to the value in the box C7. Here is the formula I wrote that doesn’t work.

View Replies!   View Related
Can I Change A Setting Somewhere To Make Close Its Default Blank Workbook When I Open An Existing One
I have Excel 2002. If I start the program it opens with a blank workbook, called "Book 1".

If I then open an existing workbook, I have two Excel buttons in the Windows taskbar: the one I just opened, and the blank one titled Book 1.

At work I have Excel 2003. The blank "Book 1" is also there when I start the program, but if I then open an existing workbook, the Book 1 goes away. I like this way better.

My question is: Is this just the way versions 2002 vs. 2003 work, or can I change a setting somewhere to make Excel 2002 close its default blank workbook when I open an existing one?

View Replies!   View Related
Average Formula Dropping Lowest Value Or Blank Cell
I need to get a formula to calculate the average of the best 3 scores out of 4, but there is some that do not have a value in a cell (so some are only out of 3 scores not 4) and if i simply drop the lowest value and sum the rest, it will incorrectly calculate the average.

View Replies!   View Related
Display/Show Blank Cell Via IF Formula/Function
The following are on a sheet:

A1 = 5700
B1 = 235
C1 = 17:14
D1 = 5922
$E$1 = 09:01
$F$1= 3

$E$1 and $F$1 are (the only) absolutes/constants.

A2 contains the following:


This translates as:


The result is a variable/number (235), "d" or a blank cell ("").

This formula is in a column and works fine where there are numbers in corresponding cells. The problem arises with corresponding cells which appear blank (show no values) but contain references to other cells: they result in a "d" when nothing should be displayed.

So while a corresponding blank cell is correct if it shows no values, it gives me this problem - I don't want "d" or anything.

View Replies!   View Related
Correction Of Formula: When The Result Is 0 It Just Leaves A Blank Cell Without A 0
I have this Formula in a excel sheet =IF(AND(COUNT(F12;G12)=2;G12<F12);G12-F12;IF(AND(COUNT(F12;G12)=2;G12>F12);ABS(F12-G12);""))

My problem is that when the result is 0 it just leaves a blank cell without a 0.
Can i correct this so that when the result is 0 it will actually show a 0 in the cell? I can´t put a 0 in the end of the formula because then it shows zeroes in all the cells without information aswell.

View Replies!   View Related
Leave Cell Blank From Formula Until Data Is Posted
I'm trying to create a worksheet to automatically make a football league table update once results are entered. I have entered a formula using the "IF" function which compares scores and then awards points. However before a game is played and the cells are left blank, the formula detects this as a "draw" and awards a point. how to prevent the formula operating until a result is entered?

View Replies!   View Related
Formula To Compare 2 Columns And Manipulate The Resulting Data And Output
I have column A and column B:

I will be inputting data into column B.

I need excel to check to see if the data I input into column B is an exact match to the data in column A.

If it is an exact match, then column B will remain blank.

If the data in column B is different, I need column B to show the following:

No match: <data>

Example I input in column B the following:

Column A Column B
1. Car Car
2. 4357 9999
3. fsd34d 4erd
4. 98dkf 98dkf

Spreadsheet should show:
Column A Column B
1. Car
2. 4357 No match: 9999
3. fsd34d No match: 4erd
4. 98dkf

(Cell 1 and 4 in column B are empty because they are exact matches to Column A cell 1 and 4)

My questions:
1) How does the excel formula need to be written for this to work?

2) Is there a way to set it so that when I do a mass copy to data into column B that the formula will not be overwritten and it will still check to see if the data I copy and pasted into that column matches the data next to it in column A?

View Replies!   View Related
Conditional Format Formula: Allow The User To Blank Out The Cell Within The Year
i have a set of conditional formatting set up for my workbook, the first is simply that if the result is false the cell is blank(white text,white background). the second if positive result,keeps the text black till 1 year has passed. the problem is the third, i.m trying to allow the user to blank out the cell within the year (white text,white background)if certain criteria are met. the idea is that they change the entry in cell D from T to TX or from M to MX and the formula pick this up, but i keep getting a error saying "your formula contains an error", the formula im using is, =if(or($D5="tx","mx")) then i set the format to (white text,white background). its probably really simple but i,ve been trying to solve this now for around 8 hours and i.m stuck

View Replies!   View Related
Make Cell Formula Display A "+"
i have a formula that will return both negative and positive numbers. If it's negative it obviously shows a "-" sign. How do I force it to display a "+" if the result is positive?

View Replies!   View Related
Multiple Output From Any Cell Input
Im working a spredsheet for my work, it is a database of qualifications for certain employees. There are about a hundred different qualifications and about 20 different employees. And some of the qualifications overlap. I would like to input a certain date in one of the cells, and have it copy into some of the other cells where the quals overlap. But i would like to input that date into any of the cells that overlap, not just one.

View Replies!   View Related
Put Together An IF Statement Which Will Give Me Certain Output Depending On The Particular Value Within ONE Cell
I am trying to put together an IF statement within excel which will give me certain output depending on the particular value within ONE cell.

For example:

If cell L5 has a value between 0 and 1.00 output value 0
If cell L5 has a value between 1.01 and 2.00 output value 20
If cell L5 has a value between 2.01 and 3.00 output value 40
If cell L5 has a value between 3.01 and 4.00 output value 60
If cell L5 has a value between 4.01 and 5.00 output value 80
If cell L5 has a value between 5.01 and 6.00 output value 100

View Replies!   View Related
Collect Date & Output To Cell In Needed Format
I have created a standard input box for the date (UK)

datereceived = InputBox("Please enter the DATE the text message was received, please enter in format DD/MM/YY", , Date)
Sheet1. Range("e" & x).Value = datereceived

I have formatted the cells for row 'E' for 'Date' and DD/MM/YYYY in English UK, But when I have inputted the date into the input box ( e.g. 01/05/2008 ), it inputs into the spreadsheet 05/01/2008 (American Obviously),

View Replies!   View Related
First Blank Cell In Column & Offset To 1st Blank In Row
I have checked archives, some similiar but not quite what I want.

In code below I want the output instead of going offset one column to right in same row to go one column to right into the next blank cell.

View Replies!   View Related
Copyright © 2005-08, All rights reserved